Doha Film Institute (DFI) is inviting young movie fans to become jurors at the 10th edition of Ajyal Film Festival, which will take place from October 1 to 8.

The film festival will feature both, in-person and online events and activities. Further, it will provide exclusive jury access to talks, workshops and masterclasses in an innovative format that will maximise the accessibility and experience of the jurors and industry guests. The 2022 Ajyal Jurors will be part of a very special edition, featuring an expanded programme of two events – one dedicated to them in October and the second, an inspiring public event from November 22 to December 16, which coincides with the much-awaited FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Film enthusiasts aged eight to 25 are invited to register for the reputed experience that welcomes over 500 jurors annually. Ajyal Jurors are categorised in three competition segments – Mohaq (ages eight to 12), Hilal (ages 13 to 17) and Bader (ages 18 to 25). They will evaluate a curated film programme covering feature films and short films appropriate to their age. It’s a highly creative learning journey that instils an appreciation of cinema as well as the values of teamwork, critical thinking and leadership.

Registrations are open until September 21. The standard fee is QR250; Qatar Museums Culture Pass members and siblings who register together get a discount – QR200. DFI is an independent, not-for-profit cultural organisation. It supports the growth of the local film community through cultivating film appreciation, enhancing industry knowledge and contributing to the development of sustainable creative industries in Qatar. ✤